| Dec 28, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Mercifully, the Marc Trestman era is over. I'll miss the hipster glasses, but I won't miss "the smartest guy in the room" routine.
He'll be OK. He's a QB coach, maybe a coordinator in the NFL. Never a head coach, though. Never again.
Jay Cutler also...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 6:20 PM
WICHITA, Kan. Shaq Morris and Evan Wessel know how to make dramatic returns.
Morris didn't play Wednesday at Drake because of poor practice habits and he was called a distraction. Evan Wessel played a few seconds, limited by a sprained ankle. Both...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 3:42 PM
It's not just a national championship at stake when Illinois State meets North Dakota State in Saturday's Football Championship Subdivision title game.
There's still the matter of who's top dog in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
| Nov 29, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Ally Simmons, a Waubonsie Valley graduate, has helped Grand Valley State’s volleyball team pound its way into the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.
Grand Valley State won the regional by downing Ferris State (3-0) and Rockhurst (3-0).
In the win...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Hampton gained its first victory of the season on an opponent's court, overcoming Tennessee State 62-54 Tuesday night in Nashville.
Dwight Meikle scored 15 points and Ke’Ron Brown added 14 for HU. He Meikle also had seven rebounds and three...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Less than three weeks after her record-breaking DePaul team had a first-round loss in the NCAA tournament, Brianna Ryce’s 2014 soccer season ended in a heartbreaking national team defeat Tuesday night at Port of Spain, Trinidad.
As the Trinidad...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Tre Roberson threw for 382 yards and four touchdowns to power host Illinois State into the FCS quarterfinals with a 41-21 win over Northern Iowa.
Cameron Meredith hauled in seven passes for 115 yards and two scores while James O'Shaughnessy had four...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:19 PM
The NCAA Division I women’s soccer tournament committee did DePaul no favors.
Despite an RPI of 20, rankings of 13 in the coaches’ poll and 7 in the Soccer America poll and an unbeaten record, The Blue Demons drew fourth-seeded, Big Ten...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:37 PM
In most years basketball would have seized the spotlight by now at Illinois State.
But in this November to remember, sixth-year coach Brock Spack's Redbirds football team remains the talk of the town as it stands on the brink of history.
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Postseason play in football, soccer and cross-country is fully underway in all NCAA and NAIA divisions this weekend, and several Chicago area schools are in the mix.
Some tournament tidbits:
-- Senior Rachel Tejada, the leading goal scorer in Missouri...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 9:46 PM
According to guard DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell, the Illinois State Red Birds' success Sunday night was easy to explain. "Everybody played their role," he said. "As long as everybody plays their role, we get good results." With four players scoring in double...